Cruelty In Syrian Prisons

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The Syrian capital, Damascus, has seen many changes throughout history. Today, it is populated by of a number of ethnic groups, mostly Arab, a reasonable number of Kurds, and Armenians are also present. Syrians have had many protests against Assad and have wanted him and his government to step down. During a protest on March 25, 2011 thousands of Syrians were demanding reforms and “mourning dozens of protesters who were killed during a violent, week-long crackdown that brought extraordinary pressure on Bashar al-Assad's autocratic regime.”
One form of Assad’s cruelty as a leader is shown in Syrian prisons, such as Saydnaya, where the prisoners are often tortured and killed. “Every week, often twice per week, between 20 and 50 people are taken
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